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Hotel Travelodge Kings Cross (London)
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Hotel Travelodge Kings Cross (London)
Advantages: Location, location, location
Disadvantages: Basic, area not too nice.
I stayed in this Travelodge on a Sunday for one night with my husband and two children, before catching the Eurostar from St Pancras. Here is what we thought of it.
Finding it - The Travelodge is very easy to find, it is practically oppisite Kings Cross mainline train station, just off of the busy Euston road. Be cafeful you have the right one though as there are two Travelodges in Kings cross, this one and one called Kings cross royal Scot. This one is much nearer the stations.
On arrival - We arrived at the hotel about five p.m, check in is from 3 p.m. There is an early check in option which costs £10 per room and lets you go to your room from 12 p.m, this is not bookable though, you just turn up and ask to check in early. There is no facility for leaving luggage before check in time.
The reception desk is immediately as you walk in the door, there were two members of staff. Check in was so easy, no forms to fill in or sign, no need to leave credit card details or anything, just say your name and you are given the room key card. A continental breakfast is available for £5.95 per adult/ child over 12, for children under twelve it is free. Breakfast is served between 7 am and 10:30 am. We didn't have breakfast in the hotel, so I can't comment on the quality.
In the reception area there are several vending machines selling hot and cold drinks, sweets, crisps and chocolate, also they were selling toothbrushes, shampoo and other toiletries.
The room - The room is exactly what you would expect from a Travelodge, it was basic. There was a double bed and a sofa that could be turned into a bed, we had to do this ourselves although all the duvet covers and sheets were provided. There was a desk with a T.V and tea and coffee making facilities.
The bathroom was tiny, it had a shower, toilet and sink. No toiletries are provided.
Whilst it was basic and nothing fancy, it was fine for our needs, it was clean and in good order. The bed was comfortable and we all had a good nights sleep.
Being so close to two very busy train stations you do hear trains going past, but these were not overly noisy for us and didn't disturb our sleep- we were at the back of the hotel so it may be different for those rooms near the front.
Check out - Easy peasy, just pop your key into a box and go - simples.
I would definitely use this hotel again if I was catching an early Eurostar train. The location is perfect, near to both kings cross and St Pancras, near to a multitude of bars, restaurants and fast food outlets. And looking at some of the other hotels and guest houses available in the area I would say this was a palace.
We got a very good deal as we booked early, the room cost just £25. I just checked to see how much it would be to book for this Sunday and it would cost £130, so I strongly recommend booking as early as you can.
This hotel is not fancy, and offers nothing above a basic room, but it was ideal for us.
Summary: Great for one night.
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